‘Football’ Category

Football Comes Up Short In 42-40 Shootout At Hamline

The Gustavus and Hamline football teams battled to the bitter end Saturday afternoon at Klas Field, but a touchdown late in the fourth quarter by the host Pipers proved to be the difference in a 42-40 loss for the Gusties. The defeat snaps a 10-game winning streak against the Pipers and marked the first time since 1975 Gustavus lost a game after scoring at least 40 points. Gustavus moves to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Pipers remain unbeaten at 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the league.

Football Travels To Hamline Saturday In MIAC Battle Of Unbeaten Teams

The Gustavus Adolphus College football team continues Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday with a 1 p.m. matchup at Hamline University. The Gusties enter the game with a 3-0 overall record and 1-0 mark in the MIAC after defeating Augsburg 35-13 last Saturday, while the Pipers are 2-0 overall and 0-0 in the league after defeating Macalester 21-7 on Sept. 10. The Pipers were idle last week.

Karim Ortiz Named MIAC Fooball Offensive Player Of The Week

Gustie running back Karim Ortiz (Jr., Cancun, Mexico) stepped into the starting lineup and into the spotlight in Saturday's 35-13, come-from-behind win over Augsburg. The junior had a tremendous day running the ball with 180 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries. Ortiz averaged 6.7 yards per carry, and his top highlight was a 43-yard touchdown run that got Gustavus on the board early in the third quarter as the team scored 35 unanswered points in the second half to surge to victory and remain undefeated (3-0 overall, 1-0 MIAC). Both the two touchdowns and 180 yards are career-best marks for Ortiz.

Second Half Surge Propels Football To 35-13 Win Over Augsburg

Trailing 13-0 at halftime with only 79 total yards of offense, the Gustavus football team was in need of a spark. The momentum shifted in the home team’s favor on the first drive of the second half with a touchdown, which was followed by four more drives finishing in the endzone, resulting in a 35-13 win over Augsburg on Saturday afternoon. The victory propels the Gusties to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Auggies drop to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in the league.

Football Hosts Augsburg Saturday In MIAC Opener

The Gustavus Adolphus College football team continues play at Hollingsworth Field for the second straight week Saturday for a 1 p.m. matchup against Augsburg College in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener. The Gusties enter the game with a 2-0 overall record after defeating UW-River Falls 24-21 last Saturday, while the Auggies are 0-2 after losing 24-14 at Concordia-Wisconsin last week.

Gustie Football Posts 24-21 Home Opening Victory

The Gustavus football team battled the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Saturday afternoon at Hollingsworth Field for the 2016 home opener. The Gusties defeated UW-River Falls by a final score of 24-21.

Football Hosts UW-River Falls Saturday In Home Opener

The Gustavus Adolphus College football team returns home to St. Peter on Saturday for a 1 p.m. matchup against the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. The Gusties enter the game with a 1-0 overall record after defeating Westminster College 35-6 last Saturday in Fulton, Mo., while the Falcons are 0-1 after a 35-20 loss at Coe College.

Brendan Boche Named MIAC Football Special Teams Athlete Of The Week

Brendan Boche had a perfect day kicking the football for Gustavus (1-0) in the team's 35-6 season-opening win over Westminster (Mo.). The Gustie junior was a perfect 5-for-5 on extra point attempts, and his kickoffs – six for 365 yards (60.8 average) with one touchback – played a big part in the field-position battle. For his performance, Boche was named MIAC Football Special Teams Athlete-of-the-Week.

Football Kicks Off 100th Season With Decisive 35-6 Win At Westminster

The Gustavus football team started its 100th season on the right foot, defeating Westminster College 35-6 on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and never looked back. Gustavus accumulated 479 yards of offense on 275 passing and 204 rushing. Luke Martinez (Sr., Lenexa, Kan.) had a breakout game after missing all last season due to injury as he scored three touchdowns with 129 yards on 21 carries. In his first start under center, Michael Veldman (So., Becker, Minn.) was extremely efficient, completing 21-of-25 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown. Velman also added an six-yard rushing touchdown. Jordan Kahlow (So., Le Sueur, Minn.) led the defense with six tackles.

2016 Football Season Preview

The 2016 Gustavus football campaign marks a monumental milestone in the program’s history as the Gusties celebrate their 100th season of football. This season’s offense will create a new identity with the loss of record-setting quarterback Mitch Hendricks and All-American receiver Matthew Boyce, while the defense is restructured to cater to its strengths. After three consecutive winnings seasons, expectations are high for the Gusties in 2016.